The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 463 467
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 137 195 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 2.24% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 134 99
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £334
% change year-on-year +1.91% +17.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £46.89 £47.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +47.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £47.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +47.16%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 126 £400 -2.20% 47
London +3 58 £485 -3.00% 19
South East -16 43 £400 +5.26% 11
Hampshire +30 30 £368 +8.88% 4
Basingstoke - 10 £325 - 1
City of London +2 9 £535 +7.00% 4
North West +24 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Scotland +39 7 £385 +21.25% 5
Manchester +21 7 £388 +10.71% 1
Kent - 7 £425 - 1
Edinburgh - 7 £385 - 2
South West -13 6 £425 +17.24% 4
Hook - 6 £360 -
West Midlands +21 5 £400 - 4
Surrey -3 5 £513 +25.30% 1
Dartford - 4 £425 -
Birmingham +14 3 £400 - 3
Winchester - 3 £400 -
Wiltshire -5 2 £575 +58.62%
East of England -5 2 £470 +25.33% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £294 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Tyne and Wear +73 1 £275 -49.07%
North East +72 1 £275 -49.07%
Yorkshire +18 1 £425 -15.00% 1
Leeds +13 1 £425 -19.04%
West Yorkshire +12 1 £425 -19.04% 1
Gloucestershire +8 1 £195 -40.00%
Dorset +4 1 £475 +21.01% 3

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 128 (54.01%) Firewall
2 109 (45.99%) Cisco
3 101 (42.62%) VPN
4 82 (34.60%) MPLS
5 81 (34.18%) Security Cleared
6 79 (33.33%) DNS
7 77 (32.49%) OSPF
8 76 (32.07%) SSL
9 74 (31.22%) BGP
10 73 (30.80%) F5
11 71 (29.96%) Cisco Certification
12 70 (29.54%) WAN
12 70 (29.54%) Linux
13 65 (27.43%) TCP/IP
14 63 (26.58%) Network Security
15 61 (25.74%) CCNP
16 60 (25.32%) Configuration Management
17 57 (24.05%) LAN
18 56 (23.63%) DHCP
19 55 (23.21%) Data Centre
20 54 (22.78%) VMware
21 53 (22.36%) CheckPoint
21 53 (22.36%) SC Cleared
21 53 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
22 52 (21.94%) Microsoft
23 48 (20.25%) Active Directory
23 48 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
24 44 (18.57%) Juniper
25 43 (18.14%) HTTP
26 42 (17.72%) Cisco ASA

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (12.66%) IIS
2 25 (10.55%) Tomcat
3 23 (9.70%) Apache
4 22 (9.28%) WebSphere
5 21 (8.86%) Jetty
5 21 (8.86%) Mongrel
5 21 (8.86%) nginx
6 11 (4.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (4.22%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.95%) JBoss
8 7 (2.95%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.42%) CMS
12 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 5 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (10.13%) IaaS
4 23 (9.70%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (9.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (8.86%) Google App Engine
6 12 (5.06%) PaaS
7 10 (4.22%) Oracle CX
7 10 (4.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 10 (4.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (2.11%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.11%) SaaS
9 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.84%) Office 365
10 2 (0.84%) Route 53
11 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 128 (54.01%) Firewall
2 101 (42.62%) VPN
3 82 (34.60%) MPLS
4 79 (33.33%) DNS
5 77 (32.49%) OSPF
6 76 (32.07%) SSL
7 74 (31.22%) BGP
8 70 (29.54%) WAN
9 65 (27.43%) TCP/IP
10 63 (26.58%) Network Security
11 57 (24.05%) LAN
12 56 (23.63%) DHCP
13 43 (18.14%) HTTP
14 42 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (17.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (16.88%) Wireless
17 30 (12.66%) VoIP
18 28 (11.81%) EIGRP
18 28 (11.81%) HSRP
19 27 (11.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.22%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (2.11%) Big Data
4 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.27%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.27%) DocumentDB
5 3 (1.27%) MS Access
5 3 (1.27%) MySQL
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (9.70%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.86%) Travis CI
3 10 (4.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.42%) Redmine
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (15.61%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.11%) Banking
4 5 (2.11%) Electronics
4 5 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (1.69%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Billing
7 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.84%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (29.54%) Network Engineer
2 38 (16.03%) Architect
3 28 (11.81%) Integration Engineer
4 22 (9.28%) Network Specialist
5 20 (8.44%) Technical Architect
6 16 (6.75%) Consultant
7 15 (6.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (6.33%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.91%) Network Architect
9 13 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Network Support
10 11 (4.64%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.22%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Network Integration Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (3.38%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.38%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (3.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.81%) 802.1X
2 27 (11.39%) .NET
3 21 (8.86%) Servlets
4 20 (8.44%) J2EE
5 8 (3.38%) Web Services
6 5 (2.11%) Middleware
6 5 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.27%) CGI
7 3 (1.27%) SOAP
8 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.84%) COM
8 2 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.84%) Node.js
8 2 (0.84%) XMPP
9 1 (0.42%) Java EE
9 1 (0.42%) Kafka
9 1 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.42%) Spring
9 1 (0.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 55 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.44%) PKI
3 17 (7.17%) Clustering
4 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.49%) CESG
6 12 (5.06%) Management Information System
7 11 (4.64%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.95%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.95%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.11%) Smart Meter
9 5 (2.11%) YubiKey
10 4 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.69%) Replication
10 4 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.54%) Linux
2 29 (12.24%) Windows
3 17 (7.17%) Unix
4 13 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.06%) Solaris
6 10 (4.22%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.80%) CentOS
8 6 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.84%) CatOS
11 2 (0.84%) Debian
11 2 (0.84%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.32%) Configuration Management
2 42 (17.72%) DevOps
3 31 (13.08%) Load Balancing
4 26 (10.97%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (9.70%) Open Source
7 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (9.28%) Network Design
8 21 (8.86%) Migration
9 17 (7.17%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (7.17%) Network Management
10 16 (6.75%) Integration Testing
10 16 (6.75%) Mentoring
10 16 (6.75%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
11 15 (6.33%) Server Building
12 14 (5.91%) Change Management
12 14 (5.91%) ITIL
12 14 (5.91%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.46%) Java
2 28 (11.81%) SQL
3 18 (7.59%) Bash Shell
3 18 (7.59%) Python
3 18 (7.59%) Ruby
4 16 (6.75%) C-shell
4 16 (6.75%) Korn
5 12 (5.06%) C
6 7 (2.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.27%) Perl
7 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.84%) C++
8 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.42%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 81 (34.18%) Security Cleared
2 71 (29.96%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (25.74%) CCNP
4 53 (22.36%) SC Cleared
5 30 (12.66%) CISSP
6 25 (10.55%) DV Cleared
7 21 (8.86%) CCNA
8 18 (7.59%) CCIE
9 15 (6.33%) Degree
9 15 (6.33%) SANS
10 14 (5.91%) CEH
10 14 (5.91%) GIAC
11 13 (5.49%) CREST Certified
12 10 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (3.38%) CCDP
14 7 (2.95%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (2.95%) JNCIA
15 5 (2.11%) JNCIS
16 3 (1.27%) JNCIP
16 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) SLA
2 7 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.95%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.53%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.53%) PMO
3 6 (2.53%) RMADS
4 4 (1.69%) QA
5 2 (0.84%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (20.25%) Active Directory
1 48 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
2 24 (10.13%) Xen
3 10 (4.22%) ProxySG
4 9 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.53%) vSphere
6 4 (1.69%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.69%) GFS2
6 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.69%) OCFS2
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.69%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.27%) NFS
7 3 (1.27%) vCloud
8 2 (0.84%) Docker
8 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (15.61%) Puppet
2 16 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.49%) Ansible
4 12 (5.06%) Netcool
4 12 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (5.06%) Tivoli
5 7 (2.95%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.95%) Terraform
6 6 (2.53%) Cacti
7 5 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.11%) Nagios
7 5 (2.11%) vRealize
8 4 (1.69%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.27%) Marathon
9 3 (1.27%) Mesos
9 3 (1.27%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.27%) SCCM
9 3 (1.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.84%) QRadar
Vendors
1 109 (45.99%) Cisco
2 73 (30.80%) F5
3 54 (22.78%) VMware
4 53 (22.36%) CheckPoint
5 52 (21.94%) Microsoft
6 44 (18.57%) Juniper
7 40 (16.88%) Palo Alto
8 29 (12.24%) Citrix
9 24 (10.13%) HP
10 23 (9.70%) Google
10 23 (9.70%) Oracle
11 20 (8.44%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.33%) Fortinet
13 14 (5.91%) Riverbed
14 12 (5.06%) Veritas
15 11 (4.64%) IBM
15 11 (4.64%) Red Hat
16 10 (4.22%) Avaya
16 10 (4.22%) Blue Coat
16 10 (4.22%) Kronos
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